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Fred Cao

Criminal Defence Lawyer
(Barrister & Solicitor)
Criminal Defence Lawyer
"A knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters".

Mr Fred Xikun Cao is a criminal defence lawyer with significant experience representing clients at all levels of the justice system.

Fred was responsible for the criminal law division of a large city-based law firm before joining our criminal defence team.

He is a knowledgeable, passionate and highly-respected criminal defence lawyer with an exceptional track record of defending a wide range of matters, from traffic cases such as drink and drug driving, licence appeals and driving whilst suspended or disqualified, to complex financial fraud, commercial drug importation, manufacture and supply, and serious assault and sexual assault trials.

Fred is a compassionate and dedicated lawyer who ensures his clients are kept informed throughout the court process, and his formidable courtroom skills have earned him respect both inside and outside the courtroom.

Fred’s Australian upbringing and Chinese heritage enables him to have a unique perspective into difficulties faced by different communities within Australia. He is well respected within the Chinese community and has perfect fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

He has a proven ability to to formulate and implement defence strategies that result in cases being withdrawn at an early stage or, in the event that they proceed to defended hearings or jury trials, result in not guilty verdicts.

Fred is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

What Fred's Clients Say

I received no convictio

I am most impressed with Fred Cao, whose professional and timely representation today in Sutherland Court ensured that I received no conviction being recorded against me. Thank you Mr Cao!

Non criminal conviction and also squash 3 of my HABITUAL OFFENCE on the same day

Thank you Fred Cao for your knowledge and skills of handling my case of driving while disqualified for the third time, with such experience and helpful tips on the matter it help me get the result of a non criminal conviction and also squash 3 of my HABITUAL OFFENCE on the same day of matter. Words cannot describe how amazed I was with how much work he has put in for my case. I''m very grateful. Thank you so much

A non conviction and a clean record!

Fred was my lawyer who delivered the results, very happy customer. I highly recommend this law firm. He was very professional and committed. My outcome was unexpected and immensely the best ever - a non conviction and a clean record!

Fred was incredibly professional

Fred was incredibly professional, He walked me through the process on how to prepare and what courses I needed to finish to help my Case. A very unexpected result went my favour with the matter being thrown out which I credit all to Freds doing. I couldn't recommend Fred highly enough.

Absolutely fantastic results

Absolutely fantastic results achieved by Fred and his team for my case and I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism and tactful advice in helping me through a most traumatic legal experience, I highly recommend their excellent services.

No conviction no fine

Fred Cao recently represented me in court, he explained and guided me through the whole process. The day of my court hearing the strategies he used and his excellent representation achieved the best possible result for me, no conviction no fine. I am very grateful to and would highly recommend Fred Cao.

I’m the only one who didn’t get convicted in the court room

Fred Cao handled my case today very well. It was my first time to appeal to court and I have no idea what it feels like to be in a court room. The Judge was so direct and straightforward and every person who faced her today was convicted for negligent driving. However, in my case, Fred managed it responsibly, competent, and given me hope and postive re-assurance. He was able to observed the mood of the Judge to when is the best time to present to her my case as the court room is getting very pressured. My case is different to others as I’m battling for my license since I’m already in a good behaviour. After 1 hour break, we went back to the court room to hear the decision of the judge. I’ve got a positive result. I’m the only one who didn’t get convicted in the court room. Thanks Fred Cao for being helpful, good analytical skills, good judgement and perseverance. It’s my lucky day :) . I would highly recommend him. 👍👍👍👍👍

Simple and easy

Very happy with the service provided, very quick, thorough and easy to deal with. I had a matter in which Fred sought a much better outcome. Fred liaised with the courts, police and other lawyer and kept me informed and sought my instructions. They made the whole experience change from a very stressful one to one that was very simple and easy. Highly recommend Sydney Criminal Lawyers.

No record, no fine

I was represented by Fred Cao and am more that thrilled with the results. Fred assisted in us recording a no conviction result on a guilty plea to unauthorised entry. It was the best possible result. No record, no fine and a chance to learn from my mistakes without having them hang over my head.
Great work! Being my first and last experience with the court, Fred and the team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers were beyond supportive and helped me to focus and prepare the best possible case around subjective evidence, ultimately leading to the perfect outcome. Well done and thank you.

No conviction result in a recent guilty plea

Fred and the team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers were critical in me receiving a no conviction result in a recent guilty plea. It was the best possible result. Being my first experience with the legal system, Fred was available for support and guidance from beginning to end. I cannot thank Fred and the SCL team enough!
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